Engadget reports that the FCC has given approval for the release of the HTC EVO 4G. While details are slim and mostly confidential, there is no doubt that the filing of HTC model PC36100, which the FCC sheet shows Sprint's WiMAX and CDMA EV-DO running on the same device, is indeed the approval for the HTC EVO 4G.
The HTC EVO 4G, the first phone to operate on Sprint's WiMAX 4G network, is going to be Sprint's summer blockbuster phone. The company's recent reversal of their decision to offer Google's Nexus One is based on their confidence that this phone would outperform the Nexus One in both specs and sales.
Sprint has been advertising a Summer 2010 release date, but many believe that Sprint is looking to get the EVO 4G out the door before the iPhone 4G is also announced in June. In that case, an early June release would be likely, according to Cnet. It is also rumored, according to BGR, that the Shack will be offering pre-orders of the EVO 4G as early as late May, according to internal websites.
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